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By biktor_gj, Senior Member on 25th February 2008, 12:37 PM
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Hi!

Since last week, I've been working on an usable kernel for the HTC Vox. I guess you've already looked at this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...=368014&page=5

More or less, I have a working kernel. I've tested some images against the modified kernel, and both Gpe and Opie get to the welcome screen (without getting stucked). Nothing is really usable, as they're not even compiled for this specific platform (cannot get to compile opie for arm by myself... yet), but as a base, it's not bad at all.

As I've seen on my previous post, there's people interested on this (3300 views make me believe that), what I would want to know is, are there more developers interested on building a linux port for the Vox? Testers will be needed also, but later, when we get to something useful for testing

If you're interested, reply!
 
 
25th February 2008, 02:20 PM |#2  
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hi biktor , i damn want to help you to make it for Vox , but i have time only at weekend and mondays, sometimes even thursday (school and all that stuff... )
iam ready to make it !!
25th February 2008, 06:51 PM |#3  
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Cannot help u develop anything here, but would be a willing tester for it... thoroughly
25th February 2008, 07:33 PM |#4  
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I'd love to help, but I'm in the middle of moving to a new place and won't have internet most of the time next 2 weeks.

Do you have a Wiki or other place for collaberating? SourceForge perhaps?

I do have a wiki, but upload is no faster than around 80kB/s
26th February 2008, 06:06 PM |#5  
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In case you haven't seen it, you have a new build of the kernel on the other post, along with links and a little manual to start a graphic environment on the vox.

@barth666, @StefanHamminga

I've been thinking about it, and... I don't know what to do I mean, I think Sourceforge is the best place to dump it all, and it gives us a wiki too. On the other side, here is the xanadux wiki, and maybe it would be a good idea to let sourceforge host the files, and leave the wiki in here with other HTC phones... what do you think?

Oh! For GPIO dumping, the only thing I've seen working is the linwizard project's Haret_Omap.exe (in case you want to try to guess where the damned keys are )

PS: Anyone has an HTC Tornado? I'd love to know if the tornado kernel makes the leds and vibrator flash, I can't find where they are!
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PS: Anyone has an HTC Tornado? I'd love to know if the tornado kernel makes the leds and vibrator flash, I can't find where they are!

I have a tornado (and vox and wings), so tell me what to test
26th February 2008, 08:32 PM |#7  
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I know from the ml_iPod wiki (I am the admin) that SourceForge is really slow and the Php and Sql versions are old, in case you want to set up something like MediaWiki! You might want to try http://code.google.com/ , it has a built in Wiki and you can host files!
Just a suggestion
Keep up the good work

EDIT: I could even set one up, if you want, but I am not into coding at all!
28th February 2008, 03:51 PM |#8  
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Hi! Sorry for the delay, but I'm having lots of work this week and I've been unable to keep on with this...

@Walram: On the following days I'll try to build a kernel for you, wich should put all the lights on and makes the phone vibrate until you take the battery out Obviously just for testing, it shouldn't break anything, but I need to know if the originally-made-for-the-tornado vibrator and led drivers actually work on the tornado... Thanks!

@Frauhottelmann
Didn't know that google gave that service too! will look at it this weekend and post back when I have something done with this.. thanks for the feedback!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by walram

I have a tornado (and vox and wings), so tell me what to test

Hi!

Ok, here's what I want you to try. If you haven't downloaded it yet, download the Linux Test Image:
http://rapidshare.com/files/93938763/test.zip.html
Then, download the kernel for the tornado:
http://rapidshare.com/files/96145010...er.tar.gz.html

Dump the contents of the first file to the memory card, and then overwrite the file "zImage", with the one from the second link. Run haret, and hit "Run".

It should, at least, boot. If it doesn't, tell me where it gets frozen (could be that you only se some dots on the screen, whatever appears, just tell me )

If it boots, don't stop looking at the leds (charge/bluetooth leds mainly), they should, at least, flash -theorically they should stay on all the time-. It also should vibrate, at least for a quarter of second

I just need to know what it actually does!
Thanks!
2nd March 2008, 03:24 PM |#10  
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So what about a dev-page? Then you don't need to upload it to Rapidshare and you can see the progress better!
2nd March 2008, 05:18 PM |#11  
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Hi frauhottelmann,

I'm going to tell you the truth. I think it would be better if it's you who admins a site for this project than if I do, for various reasons:

1. I started all this thing, but I'm no owner of anything, by now I just hacked four things to make this phone boot a kernel, but no more.

2. I've seen your work at the ml_ipod sourceforge page, and think it's usable, clean, and nice, and I think that's exactly what we would need (even if it's a little slow just as you stated in your previous post). I could make the graphics for the web (I'm quite decent at photoshop), but I have never built a wiki, or a project anywhere else, and I don't know a sh** about it, so that would be another big thing to learn, and for now, I gotta learn more about the linux kernel, and that itself it's huge.

3. I don't think I can handle work, classes, building patches, kernels and bootstrap images and administrate a site, it feels like too much for me

Conclussion? I think it's better to let people do what does better, and I'm quite sure you'll do it better than I, so if you want, it's all yours

PS: In any case, we will need a name for the project, any suggestions?
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